This comedy-drama follows young Jojo, a member of the Hitler Youth who has an imaginary friend, Adolf himself (played by the director), to whom he turns in times of crisis. Meanwhile Jojos mother is harbouring a Jewish girl in the house, who is discovered and befriended by Jojo.
Why I like it
The film attempts a risky balance between comedy and pathos which has divided critics. I liked the performance of newcomer Roman Griffin Davis and his gradual realisation of the Nazi lies about Jews as he comes to know and like the girl in hiding. The film is ultimately about the triumph of love over hate.
Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and Nomination for Best Picture; Peoples Choice Award Toronto Film Festival